Henkel Names New Executive VP of Beauty Care

PARIS – Henkel AG has appointed Wolfgang König as executive vice president of its beauty care business, effective June 1. König, who will succeed Jens-Martin Schwärzler in the role, is also to join the management board of the Düsseldorf, Germany-based company. Schwärzler has been at Henkel for more than 28 years, and steered the group’s beauty care business since 2017. […]

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Inside Asutra’s Multifaceted Wellness Approach

Stephanie Morimoto sees major potential in the intersection of health, self care and personal care — so much so that her brand, Asutra, focuses on “active self care.” “We want to help people take care of themselves on purpose,” she said. Asutra’s lineup includes products meant to help with pain, stress, sleep, energy, focus and other goals, and spans aromatherapy […]

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Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream Is Now Vegan

Augustinus Bader has given its best-selling product a vegan update. The Rich Cream, which beauty industry insiders voted the greatest skin care product of all time, has dropped beeswax from its formula — a request from customers that Professor Bader incorporated into the product’s first reformulation. The new formula still features TFC8 — the company’s patented blend of natural amino […]

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Master Class: Harry Slatkin

Harry Slatkin, who’s been called the king of home fragrance, has long ruled over his domain. He created his first company, Slatkin & Co., with his brother Howard and wife Laura, in 1991, selling it to Limited Brands in 2005 for what was then an estimated $15 million. He not only stayed with the brand, he took over the entire […]

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